Bellow: A Biography

Author(s): ATLAS JAMES

Literary biography

With this masterly and original work, Bellow: A Biography, National Book Award nominee James Atlas gives the first definitive account of the Nobel Prize-winning author's turbulent personal and professional life, as it unfolded against the background of twentieth-century events--the Depression, World War II, the upheavals of the sixties--and amid all the complexities of the Jewish-immigrant experience in America, which generated a vibrant new literature. Drawing upon a vast body of original research, including Bellow's extensive correspondence with Ralph Ellison, Delmore Schwartz, John Berryman, Robert Penn Warren, John Cheever, and many other luminaries of the twentieth-century literary community, Atlas weaves a rich and revealing portrait of one of the most talented and enigmatic figures in American intellectual history. Detailing Bellow's volatile marriages and numerous tempestuous relation-ships with women, publishers, and friends, Bellow: A Biography is a magnificent chronicle of one of the premier writers in the English language, whose prize-winning works include Herzog, The Adventures of Augie March, and, most recently, Ravelstein.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780571209682
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : July 2005
  • : 5.2 Centimeters X 13.5 Centimeters X 21.5 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : ATLAS JAMES
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 704